Monday, 26 August 2013

For You

 Hi bloggers!  I thought it was about time I got back to a full blown "Sue" card with bows, swirls and flowers, among other things!  This is another of the cards from my Scotland demo day.  I started with a piece of taupe card and used the corner from the Gold Element One die set. I just used the insert piece and cut the opposite corners with it.  I used long strips of the Scotch brand double sided sticky tape across the edges and then covered them with Summer Meadow gilding flakes.  I used a piece of rubit scrubit pad to refine the flakes.  I matted this piece on black card so that there was a nice contrast showing off the corner cut out areas.  Next I used the Splendid Circles and cut the largest die out of black card for the backdrop on my focal element.  Next I stamped the Kaleidescope Stamp To Die For using the Flake and Glitter Glue on to taupe card.  I covered it with the same gilding flakes and refined it too.  You can see some of the lacy detail in the close ups below.  I cut it out with a circle die and mounted it in the centre of my Splendid Circle.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Decagon die. I used a light inking of Black Soot while it was still in the die. I made a matching faux nestie for it in black and seated it in the centre of my circles.  Using the Bitty Blossoms dies, I made an assortment of flowers out of taupe card and arranged them around my circular focal element with some matching leaves from the set.  I added a messy bow tied from black seam binding and a natural jute bow.  Finally, I finished my card with a double pierced mat out of taupe and some black rhinestones swirls.  I love the elegance of the gilding flakes against the taupe and black card.  I hope you will like this one too!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x


126 comments:

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Welcome back.... Beautiful.

Pam said...

Oh welcome back to the "Sue" card, I have missed you. Love todays offering, just gorgeous.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue .. yep defo a sue wilson card lol .. how stunning really nice card. just awaiting my 3rd grand baby arrival so excited.. hugs sarah xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card so glad
to see our Sue back just love the gilding flakes.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

She is back and what a stunner Sue. love it. Have received my disc and will definitely have to watch it. Have been hanging on till my friend comes and today is the day.Woo Hoo xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you back to normal stunning card as usual take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great to see your usual style Sue.

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card - the background is great as is the back and white. Love the flowers.
Lisa x

Wilma Brown said...

Yes definitely a "Sue" card, all the elements required to make a wonderful creation. Welcome back. Still waiting for the DVD of your Scottish visit but bet it will be worth waiting for.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this and the gilding flakes are lovely.
Rgs
Clare W

Lacelady said...

I love all of it - the flakes, the colour scheme, the 2 opposing tris, the lot!

Anonymous said...

Yep, Sue, it's a goodie!! Love it all and just waiting for gold elements to arrive and will be off and away with something similar. Even have gilding flakes at last!
I say MORE like this please.

'P' in Wales

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful gift for Monday morning but I'm afraid it's not hitting bells with me.
I usually like gold/black but it's not sitting quite right with me.
I know I'll be in the minority of Wilsonettes but am looking forward to tomorrow.
Crafting today with a bday and Anniv.card - a change from C.cards.
Janet x

TDQ Karen said...

definitely has Sue written all over it. Terrific card xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card, very rich in Gold & Black.
Loving the composition and the gilding flakes add that special Oomph!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely to have 'Sue' back!! This one is a beauty. Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday, just received my charity disc, watched a couple of demos, I think it is very good, considering the camera was static, and hopefully it has raised lots of money for the charity. Edwina

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card. Very sumptious with the black against the guilding flakes.
Alison B. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Definitely a 'Sue' card I love everything about it
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Absolutely stunning love everything. Especially those dies, there just so intricate. Very opulent ,its a special card for the recipient. i would love to receive this. I must get my guilding flakes out as I haven't used them, you have inspired me to do so. Thanks :-)
Kayleigh B xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the gilded frame and how you used the corner inserts too.
Donna Jones

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Opulent elegance - that is what this card is. The result is worth the effort that's gone into it.
I love EVERYTHING about it.
Hugs, Rose

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card we have our sue back you do some stunning cards for all our crafters you make my card making hobby just great thank you for the ideas Tracy w x

Anne Crawford said...

Glorious Card! Opulent gilding, pretty flowers and a bow, Loving it!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh yes very you

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous and so opulent the gilding flakes really add to the effect. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the use of the corner die being backed with gilding flakes.
Gail C x

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue

Yes you are well and truly back with us today , and what a beauty your card is

Elaine H X

Laura O said...

nice card Sue,great colour combo.Laura O

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous "Sue Wilson" card today. I love all of the different styles you have been showing lately, you give insperation with cards for anyone and varied tastes. I do love the effect the gilding flakes give, they change any card into something that bit special! Enjoy the bank holiday. Take care.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this is definitely a 'Sue' card! Love the gilding flakes, must get mine out and try this card. Lovely to see a bow again too! Love Jean xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Definitely a Sue card! The corners are lovely and the contrast with the gilding flakes is gorgeous. Watched my DVDs on Friday and enjoyed them and considering that the camera was static, I think it turned out really well.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely.

Full of bling, bows and style. X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, and I even love the bow as its not too big. Love the use of the corner die and the gilding flakes. had a phone call at the weekend about my disc order so I should get it soon, looking forward to the viewing.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue - your charity dvd is brilliant and I am stuck to pick a winner out, but this one definitely ticks all the boxes - so many techniques used and all great. Although I use gilding flakes I haven't used them yet with the flake and glitter glue so will be buying some of this now. Can't wait to see your demos on C&C soon.
Love YvonneMayxx

Sandybee said...

Such a pretty card today Sue, love it

xx Sandra

karenlotty said...

I adore gilding flakes & this card showcases flakes brilliantly & makes for a lovely softer look instead of mirror card Grat combo Home alone 2day so def crafting

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Sue, wonderful colours and dies, Kate X

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wonderful such elegance and luxury, absolutely stunning! Yet another Sue signature card so beautiful and rich looking I love it, the gold adds a real opulence too.
Margaret corgi owner

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
the Sue Wilson we know and love is back from her Christmas and sophisticated holiday. Its not that we don't appreciate the beautiful cards you have been bringing us, but we do love that you're back in full Sue mode again.
Todays card is lovely with the gliding flakes and bow but not just me. But i'm not deterred, tomorrow is another day and i will be waiting. Its nice how you make a range of cards so that it will suit each of us at some point as life would be boring if we all liked the same.
Have a great day Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Janice K said...

A beautiful and very opulent card. x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous "Sue" card today all the bling gilded flakes flowers and a big bow love this design.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday everyone

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card !! I love the gilding flakes and the gorgeous, gorgeous corner dies. Stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, true Sue Wilson and stunning. Glad you're back. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

hazel young said...

Another stunning card Sue love the colours and gilding flakes xx hazel

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Nice to see you back!
The double sided tape for the border is clever!
I always thought it had to be sticky backed paper that you used, this is much easier for me to lay my hands on.
This is a lovely Sue card today!
LoveMarg

Cee Bee said...

Welcome back to the real Sue Wilson
Love this card, normal service has been resumed
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, very striking card.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, stunning, beautiful, elegant, a typical Sue card. Love it. Have to try the border. Bx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful Sue

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, Wow definately no mistaking who made this card , it's gorgeous love the guilding flakes against the black and the whole layout is lovely.
Hugs
Jean D

Joanne K said...

Well that's certainly a Sue card. Gorgeous. Kind regards Joanne K x

Marianna Hammer said...

What an absolutely beautiful card :)

Marion Bull said...

Wow. qn over the top Sue offering and magnificent! Love it! Marion x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue stunning love the colours .
Happy Crafting X

nuttinanni said...

Definitely a 'Sue' card! more please Cheryl x

hollyberry said...

I do love a "Sue" card as you call it, they are always so stunning but I also like all the variety of other styles that you have been showing us which are definitely Sue cards as well-all give us amazing inspiration whatever they have on them.

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT A FANTASTIC CARD ONCE MORE.IT
SURE IS A SUE CARD.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love todays card.

All your cards are beautiful

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card that is definitely you! Gold elements die makes a wonderful card especially when combined with gilding flakes.
Best wishes, Pat

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, your signature is back again!! I'm with the minority here, I like the layout, dies and the gilding flakes, I think it is the flowers and bow that don't sit right with me but I'm sure in real life it will look so much better. Love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue It is wonderful to see the classic Sue Wilson card that we all know and love. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A trademark card today, absolutely beautiful, love all of it.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue welcome back to sue cards. I just love it its got every thing on it. I like how you hsve used the gilding flakes. Take care sue xx

Debs A

Jean Z said...

Love the card Sue love the gilding flakes Jean Z xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Definitely a Sue card. I love it .
Audrey x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is everything I want in a card. Flowers, a bow and beautiful dies.
Love Val x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, mixed bag of comments today, I like the concept of this card, but not so sure about the black and gold, good job we all have different tastes! Nice to have a Sue card again, take care, Jess xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. The style is your "signature" but all your creations have been fabulous!
Have a good Bank Holiday! I spoke to my son in Australia yesterday who told me that they have some Bank Holidays there that are literally that - only the bank staff have the day off work not the rest of the country!!

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Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue, I must admit that I was missing the "Sue" cards, but it was worth the wait, as this is a beauty. I do like the flowers. Hope you are well. Love Jackie C XXX

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Welcome back Sue, a beautiful card, so opulent and elegant. Love everything about it.
Had a call re my disc at the weekend, looking forward to it arriving.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

kimberley said...

Very nice to have this style back but I was enjoying your other cards as well,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the guilding flakes on this one. It has been lovely seeing all your different designs recently showing us something for all different tastes and levels of crafting. Please keep them coming is all I can say. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, just love the opulence, the only thing I would change is the sentiment die, think I would have used something a little more fancy - just saying. Other than that, perfect x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sue and everyone
I really do like today's card but there's a lot of white areas that are a bit distracting. The gilding, though, is lovely. x

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous card here again today Sue.

Kate's Cards said...

Very you, Sue!! xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely card Sue, love the gilding. I yet to try gilding flakes but I think it is going to have to go on my wish list.

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous. xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Welcome back Sue, though I've loved all your cards so inspiring.

I need more time in the days as can't get enough time to make cards, have to WORK!!! but then if I didn't work couldn't afford dies and embossing folders and ribbon and stamps and embellishments, the list goes on and on.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous cards I love the concept and could see this working as a Christmas card with maybe red behind the gold and a few holly leaves. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration, love Brenda Lel xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
A stunning card, we have all missed you and look forward to you being on C & C again.
Hugs
Carol x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant.

Clare x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I think your card today is lovely. I love all the techniques you have used. My only comment would be that there is so much going on that it looks a bit busy. In contrast yesterday's card was not busy enough !! Sorry Sue. It is only personal opinion. I love the gilding flakes and the gold large corner dies. Lots of love Tres x x x

aggieosborne1104 said...

Welcome back Sue!!! Now this is a definite Sue card...very luscious and jam pack! I love the card and the gilding flakes are quite fiery, loving every bit of it. Thanks for the card and your inspiration. Have a nice day xxx
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Welcome back Sue!!! Now this is a definite Sue card...very luscious and jam pack! I love the card and the gilding flakes are quite fiery, loving every bit of it. Thanks for the card and your inspiration. Have a nice day xxx
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

minx said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beautiful card, love the centre piece with the gilding flakes,and ofcourse your beautiful bow ,thank you for the inspiration to use all these different products, in a different way xx

Maggie said...

Well - that is a Sue card and no mistake. Lovely to see it although I liked the others as well. xx

CraftyJo said...

Visually stunning card Sue, bit OTT for me but - as always - I'm in the minority there ;)

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back to guilding flakes

mol x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue fantastic card,love everything about it.
Smiles
Ita

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lynda said...

Stunning beautiful & elegant a lovely Sue card :0)) with bow flowers & the guilding flakes what more does one want.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely to see a 'Sue' card, I love the corner die, how many sleeps till Christmas as I have it on my list for Santa.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

TimeOut2Create said...

Hello Sue and all,
What a stunning and unique card!
Thanks for kicking me off my backside- I finally managed to post a baby shower card in honour of your "Little baby card" posted on Saturday. I'm hoping this is going to be a start!
Thanks again, you're the best.
Have a restful bank holiday Monday all.

ps- I'm hoping to update my pic shortly but in the meantime a duck it is.
Hugs Bim xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Beautiful card and I just love the gilding flakes, they really give the card a touch of 'WOW' factor. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

weefortune said...

HI Sue, sure is a sue Card today beautiful Crafty hugs Elaine xx

SHARICA said...

Another stunning card .. xx

SusanP, Kent said...

So Sue! A very beautiful, feminine and stylish work of art.
Have a lovely day.
Sue

Diane Mortimer said...

I really lov this one, glad to see Scotland got a wee mention too! I like the effectgilding flakes give.

Super duper card Sue!

Happy crafting

Diane from Glasgow :-) :-) :-)

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue,nice to have the real you back, haha.
X Ros

Helen Barker said...

Definitely a Sue Wilson creation-love the gilding.
Helen Bx

Lindsay Martin said...

beautiful, the colour combination, of black, white and gilding flakes always look great xx

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue

I have to agree with everyone else this is a terrific card. I particularly love the gilding flakes - I haven't tried this technique yet but hope to give it a go very soon. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

TOB said...

definitely a Sue Card, love the gilding flakes and as always your beautiful flowers. hugs x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Welcome back to the bows and whistle card. Love everything about it, just stunning. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, A stunning card!!! Love Sam xxx

Pauline A said...

Whilst I liked yesterday's card this is definitely a Sue Wilson card. I just love the gilding flakes, flowers, bows and bling. More please. Hugs x Pauline A

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous 'Sue' card. Very rich and beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

Sue Wilson at her best, love love this card

Vie
x

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue - glad you're back with all the bells and whistles! Pat x

magpie said...

Oh "wow!" Absolutely gorgeous Sue. Very elegant and classy amid the gilding flakes, the dies, swirls and bows! Lovely to see them, as always, but still nice to your different ideas and creations. Thank you for all your inspiration! xx Love Karen xx

Sandy G said...

Nice card. Lovely flowers.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. I love 'Sue cards'. Beautiful gilding,flowers,ribbon and swirls.

Carole said...

Hi Sue, got to say this is stunning. I love this so much xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue...sumptuous and elegant! Carole Z X

trent999 said...

Hi Sue.
A truly beautiful card from you. It's great to be able to see them again.
Nick

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous is my first thought for this card. Oh! I most definitely need that corner die and how I love the flakes and the stamp used for the centre-piece...
Thanks for the inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
What a beautiful and visually stunning card this is. I love the gilding flake border and centre piece against the monochrome of the black and white/taupe card. Such a stunning effect. I keep forgetting about my gold elements one corner die, thank you for the prompt to get it out and use it again, it's so intricate and pretty. I love the bitty blossom flowers they are beautiful and set off the card wonderfully. ( another set of dies I've not used for a while. )
What a stunning card this is, Sue. It's been lovely to see your breadth of creativity with your cards, but its great to see your signature card style back again. Keep crafting!

Thank you for this wonderfully inspiring blog and all your hard work you put into it.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Hugs x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LIKE THE WAY YOU HAVE USED THE CORNER DIES . WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO PUT THEM WITH A CIRCLE BUT IT WORKS REALLY WELL.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jill Liddle said...

Right up my street, this card, with the gilding flakes etc. Must try using them with double sided tape, see if it comes out this good with me.

Joanne2403 said...

Loving the gliding, it just pops out of the card, welcome back...

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love this card
And I am glad to see a full on Sue Wilson creation
Your my inspiration
Theresa x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, very opulent, the gilding flakes are a winner every time!!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, very opulent, the gilding flakes are a winner every time!!!